Many people believe the term ‘disabled’ is a definitive word with no room for recovery, which is untrue. It is possible for paraplegics and quadriplegics to undergo extensive treatment to regain use of their limbs. This treatment whether it is surgical, physical therapy or occupational therapy, should factor into your legal settlement. It is important to be patient when filing a lawsuit until you are sure of all of the damages. An experienced legal and medical team can help you calculate the necessary compensation for damages incurred as the result of an automobile accident.
In most cases of paralysis, some sort of cervical spinal cord injury has occurred. A doctor’s initial treatment is to stabilize and decompress the spine. In some cases, surgery is necessary to relieve the pressure of a mass lesion. If you have suffered a temporary disability, you can undergo physical therapy to retrain and strengthen your muscles. If therapy is administered correctly, some mobility is possible during and after the recovery process. In some cases there is a total loss of function, in which case physical therapy is still necessary in order to keep muscles and joints from locking up. If this happens, it can often lead to many other health problems in the future such as ulcers, blood clots, UTIs, etc.
Get Help With Your Injuries After An Orlando Auto Accident
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident that resulted in some type of disability due to another driver’s negligence, contact an experiencedOrlando personal injury lawyer. The attorneys at the office of Michael T. Gibson can help you receive the compensation you deserve.